McDonald Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bradenton’

Load Calculation: How It Works and Why It’s Important

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Installing a commercial air conditioner is a little more involved than installing a standard residential unit. The commercial locations are usually much larger and require more power for cooling. When you need service for commercial air conditioning in Bradenton, give our team a call for commercial HVAC expertise.

We can help you calculate the load and ensure that your current unit is meeting your commercial cooling needs. You can keep reading to learn more about how load calculated for an AC unit and why a precise calculation is so important.

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How Long Does AC Installation Truly Take?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

You know you need a new air conditioner, and you’re trying to plan ahead as much as possible. But there’s one thing that just doesn’t seem to have a straightforward answer–how long does it actually take to install your air conditioner from start to finish?

If you’re replacing a central AC with another central AC, you can expect four to eight hours in total. But of course, there’s a lot of nuance to AC installation in Bradenton, FL, so there’s a chance that the answer you’re looking for isn’t nearly as linear. Let’s discuss why.

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2022 AC Trends to Be Aware Of

Monday, June 6th, 2022

It’s amazing to think that we’re almost halfway to the year 2023! Time really flies sometimes, and we can still remember a day when the year 2023 was the “distant future.” Now, as people trying to make the best financial decisions for our families and the next few years of our lives, it’s important to recognize some technological trends happening in the HVAC industry.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to put together a blog full of cool gadgets that you might not ever need. Instead, we’d like to focus on the things that you do need, like an air conditioner, thermostat technology, and saving money on your energy bill.

Things like the installation of a smart thermostat and heat pump service in Bradenton, FL could make a huge difference for your home in the future. We’re going to cover some amazing new trends in the HVAC industry that will likely impact all of our customers in the coming years.

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You Might Need an AC Replacement This Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

We know, this is not something that anyone wants to hear. But before you hit the back button and head towards a different blog post–we want to tell you that replacement might actually be an exciting opportunity for you and your family. If this sounds like a sales pitch, or that it’s too good to be true, then keep reading. We promise it’s not!

The truth is that AC replacement is just another solution on an HVAC professional’s toolbelt. Not every AC system should be repaired, and oftentimes homeowners repair their old or outdated systems, only to be unhappy with the comfort levels and to enjoy subpar efficiency levels every month. A replacement is a great big step towards improving the quality and comfort of your home.

Keep reading to learn about why replacement is such an interesting air conditioning service in Bradenton, FL, and why you should be prepared for your next replacement.

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Is Your Thermostat Reading Correctly?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

It can be easy to forget how important a thermostat is. When a problem arises in a heating or cooling system and homeowners are looking for something to blame, usually the culprit is the system itself. Though, sometimes a thermostat can be the source of a problem and that can be good news!

Thermostat fixes and replacements are usually a lot more affordable than air conditioning repair in Bradenton, FL. They’re small components that can easily be fixed by a professional, but it’s important that homeowners make sure to get this issue diagnosed accurately by a professional.

Let’s talk today about what types of problems can come from your thermostat. We’ll also touch on what it could mean if the thermostat is reading incorrectly. Don’t forget to treat your thermostat like the rest of your AC system, and get it the attention it deserves!

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The Ins and Outs of Short Cycling

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Howdy folks! It’s that time of the year where our air conditioners are on full blast as we sit inside and wait out some of the record-breaking temperatures that are starting to hit our area. Especially here in Bradenton, temperatures are consistently in the 90s with high levels of humidity. It’s becoming almost impossible to feel comfortable and secure without a functioning air conditioner.

This leads us to talk about one of the most serious problems your air conditioner can encounter. That’s right, we’re going to spend this blog post talking about short cycling, and how it relates to our air conditioning services in Bradenton, FL.

We’ll talk about how to tell if your air conditioner is starting to short cycle, as well as start figuring out which one of our professional services is going to provide you with the solution you need. Let’s get started!

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What’s That Smell?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Uh oh, your furnace has never smelled like that before! Or maybe it has, you were just never around at this time of year to really take it in. Regardless of what the smell is, how bad it is, or how you feel about it, it could absolutely be a signal that something is wrong with your system.

Smells that come from a furnace system can range anywhere from common things to serious disasters and it’s up to you to call for help when you need it. We don’t live at your home, you do! This is why you need to call us when you think there’s something funky giving off strange smells from your system.

We’re the team to call for furnace repair in Bradenton, FL when it comes to strange smells in your system. Whether it’s a gas leak, a carbon monoxide leak, or something else causing the scent, we’ve got your back.

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What Makes an HVAC Technician Worth the Price?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

So, you’ve read a few of our blog posts and seen our website. We’re definitely a dependable source for everything that has to do with air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and anything else in the HVAC world. We’re professionals just like the person you normally call to work on your HVAC problems, right?

Well, not necessarily. Every professional technician is going to be different. Some are more reliable, more certified, and offer more value than others. We want to help make sure you’re getting the most out of your professional HVAC technician, even if it’s not us.

So, buckle up. If you’re in the mood to really split hairs when it comes to HVAC in Bradenton, FL, then keep reading! We promise we’ll give you the most important reasons why we’re probably the best team in the area by a longshot.

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Giving Your AC a Grade for the Year

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Now that fall is in full swing, you’re probably nervously awaiting your kid’s report card at the end of the semester. Though, report cards are a good way to measure the success of a school’s program and how hard your kid is working to achieve those good grades. Why can’t the same set of principles be adhered to something else, like air conditioning?

Our air conditioners get a lot of use throughout the year here in Florida. Giving your system a year-end grade can be a really good way to gauge when to invest in repairs, maintenance, or even a replacement down the line.

Today, we’ll give you a good AC grading system that can help you break things down. If your suffering AC needs air conditioning service in Bradenton, FL, then don’t hesitate to tell us what grade you gave it and why!

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Combat Scorching Temperatures with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Before you spiral into a fantasy with your thermostat turning into a sentient terminator, let us remind you that this is not what we mean by “smart.” Smart thermostats are as smart as your smartphone is, with some select amount of programming that makes your life a lot easier.

Can you imagine what your life would be like without your smartphone? It would be more difficult, you’d probably spend more money trying to get in touch with people, and you’d most likely fall out of line with any recent news or information. A smart thermostat works almost identically, allowing you to save money, curb energy consumption habits, and overall make your life a lot easier when it comes to heating or air conditioning.

So, with blazingly hot temperatures quickly approaching, we thought this would be a perfect time to talk about investing in a smart thermostat in Bradenton, FL.

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